Thursday, 31 May 2012

Odds & Ends

Ronnie checking a compressor from AW No.2

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Work on Horden Again

Ken and Malcolm unfasten a side coal bunker .....

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Work on Horden

Horden's cab top and tank were removed today to enable further detailed assessment of the boiler.   The shots are courtesy of Ian, and show Ryan at work on the dismantling.

Opencast Public Exhibition

The first of three public exhibitions about the proposed
opencast to the west of Marley Hill site was held this
evening in the miners' welfare hall at Marley Hill village

Trackwork Continues

Rob and Malcolm .....

Monday, 28 May 2012

The Monday Crew at Work

Dave labelling Horden's clacks

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sunday Work

The youth team tidying up at Causey .....

Saturday, 26 May 2012

The Shed, its magic!

Girl Guide Day

Matthew cleaning Twizell

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Causey Footpath, Mainly

Ronnie working on the dumper

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Wednesday Work

Vic and Ian ditch digging at Causey .....

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A Warm Day's Varied Work

Bill, Malcolm, Les and Rob (L-R)
replacing sleepers in Causey woods

Monday, 21 May 2012

Monday Activity

Twizell's blow down valve has been remachined by Jim .....

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday Work

Owen gives his morning youth team talk .....

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Tomorrow's Trains

Cochrane will be the loco on trains which leave Andrews House for Sunniside, Causey, East Tanfield and return at 11, 12.15. 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

Because I'll be the driver it would be useful and appreciated if other people would get a few shots of people working, particularly around the shed, and email them to

Thanks to Ken Snowdon for this later shot of
Cochrane and crew approaching East Tanfield

Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday Views

A different viewpoint of Twizell being coaled

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Causey Trackwork Continued

Today, Ryan fastened down the timbers under the foot crossing at Causey:

Fastening down the main line .....

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Vic in Action

Celebrating his 80th, Vic works on the Causey job .....

Removing scrap timber .....

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Causey Trackwork

Les, Ken and Rob continued work started yesterday on the bay turnout at Causey.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Workshop and Trackwork

Alec and Brian discuss work for today
Alec and Brian discuss work for today

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunday Work

Ryan setting out drainage channels near the signalbox
Ryan setting out drainage channels near the signalbox

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Loco Crews

Tomorrow's trains wiil leave Andrews House at 11, 12.15, 1.30, 2.45 and 4 pm.

To whet appetities, here are some views of last weekend's trains, courtesy of Carl Chambers:

Friday, 11 May 2012

A Varied Day


Loading a manganese steel crossing .....
Loading a manganese steel crossing .....

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Indoor Work

John fault finding on the 110v in the workshop
John fault finding on the 110v in the workshop

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Down the Line

Bill and Malcolm planting a speed limit sign at Causey
Bill and Malcolm planting a speed limit sign at Causey

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tuesday at Tanfield

John replacing a DB in the bait room
John replacing a DB in the bait room

Monday, 7 May 2012

More from Yesterday

The following seven shots are all courtesy of Stu Armstrong.

Twizell is not always the most popular loco when you cannot get it over a pit :

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Day with a Bright Start

James and Mark clearing the drainage channel near the signalbox
James and Mark clearing the drain near the signalbox

Saturday, 5 May 2012

This Weekend's Trains

On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, Cochrane and Twizell will each haul trains from Andrews House to Sunniside, Causey, Tanfield and return, at 11, 11.50, 12.30, 1.15, 2, 2.45, 3.30 and 4.15.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Blog Changes

To try to speed up loading of this blog, I have made the following changes:
    Show latest 4 days instead of 7 posts
    Removed TR videos link
    Removed Industrial steam Flickr photo stream
    Reduced photo size to 800 pixels max on longest axis

If:
    1.  the blog seems to load faster
    2.  the blog does not seem to load any faster
    3.  you don't like any of the new limitations
please email

Back to Business as Usual

John documenting circuits on the distribution boards
John documenting circuits on the distribution boards

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Something Different

College, school and freelance fashion photography is not uncommon at Marley Hill, but I was working at Causey when this photo opportunity presented itself in the bay platform.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Assorted Jobs

Ryan drilling a pipe for Twizell's ashpan water
Ryan drilling a pipe for Twizell's ashpan water

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Continued Work

Ryan, Les and Ian manoeuvring a 60' rail into position
Ryan, Les and Ian manoeuvring a 60' rail into position